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Salvation Army accused of wage violations

Posted 3/18/22

The Salvation Army was accused in three federal lawsuits of violating federal labor law by not paying minimum wage to participants in its work-based rehabilitation programs.

The lawsuits, filed March 9 in federal courts in New York, Illinois and Georgia, accuse the organization of working the programs' enrollees full time and even longer in its thrift stores, but only paying them a fraction of what federal law requires as a minimum.

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